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=== Vector journal ===
 
=== Vector journal ===
  
In 1985, BAA publised the first issues of Vector journal, which gradually took the place of [[APL Quote Quad]] as the de-facto leading publishing channel for APL content. The journal featured submitted articles on array programming including [[J]] and [[K]], as well as news from APL and other array language vendors. It was published quarterly until 2004, when late and sometimes skipped issues began to interrupt its formerly regular schedule. Releases slowed more significantly after 2008, and in 2016, following the completion of volume 26, the journal moved entirely to online publishing. So far a single issue has been published this way, in 2019.
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In 1984, BAA publised the first issues of Vector journal, which gradually took the place of [[APL Quote Quad]] as the de-facto leading publishing channel for APL content. The journal featured submitted articles on array programming including [[J]] and [[K]], as well as news from APL and other array language vendors. It was published quarterly until 2004, when late and sometimes skipped issues began to interrupt its formerly regular schedule. Releases slowed more significantly after 2008, and in 2016, following the completion of volume 26, the journal moved entirely to online publishing. So far a single issue has been published this way, in 2019.
  
 
=== BAPLA 09 ===
 
=== BAPLA 09 ===

Revision as of 17:11, 26 May 2020

The BAA (British APL Association) was founded in 1984 to promote the APL family of interactive array-programming languages derived from Ken Iverson’s Iverson notation. As a group, it organises regular events around the UK and encourages participation from as many people as possible.

Activities

Symposium

From 2008 and until the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the BAA London group arranged a monthly open-for-all meet-up, called the symposium, at the The Hoop and Grapes pub on Farringdon Street in London. No sign-up was required.

Vector journal

In 1984, BAA publised the first issues of Vector journal, which gradually took the place of APL Quote Quad as the de-facto leading publishing channel for APL content. The journal featured submitted articles on array programming including J and K, as well as news from APL and other array language vendors. It was published quarterly until 2004, when late and sometimes skipped issues began to interrupt its formerly regular schedule. Releases slowed more significantly after 2008, and in 2016, following the completion of volume 26, the journal moved entirely to online publishing. So far a single issue has been published this way, in 2019.

BAPLA 09

The British APL Association held a 2-day conference, BAPLA 09, on June 8th & 9th 2009 at DeVere Hotel, Wokefield Park, near Reading, UK

Webinar

In response to the restrictions imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic, BAA has arranged this series of webcasts to replace their regular monthly symposium.[1]

The Webinars, which are held using Zoom, consist of half an hour of social interaction, followed by a single presentation of about an hour, and a Q&A session. The sessions are recorded and subsequently published on YouTube.

No. Date Presenter(s) Title
1 Apr 9th 2020 Richard Park, Dyalog Molecular Dynamics-in-APL
2 Apr 23rd 2020 MJH Software Services Introducing qWC Alpha 0.4
3 May 7th 2020 Adám Brudzewsky, Dyalog Meet the new APL Wiki
4 May 21st 2020 Phil Last Acre source-code manager update
5 Jun 4th 2020 Paul Grosvenor British APL Association AGM
6 Jun 18th 2020 Bob Armstrong CoSy : The Shortest Path from the Chip to the Math
7 Jul 2nd 2020 TBA TBA

Organisation

The BAA is administered by a committee of officers elected by ballot of Association members at the Annual General Meeting. Working groups are also established in areas such as activity planning and journal production. Offers of assistance and involvement with any Association matters are always welcomed.

Funding for the BAA comes entirely from the sustaining members. In many cases, these sustaining members also provide manpower and administrative assistance to the association at their own cost.

The current chairman is Paul Grosvenor.

External links

References

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